Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These July movies are based on books:


How to Train Your Dragon 2
: based on the books/characters created by Cressida Cowell.
Want to see the art of the movie? The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the book for you!
Fun fact: Gobber is the first openly homosexual character in a DreamWorks Animation film. This is evidenced when he says the reason he never married was because of the arguing. He then adds, “Well, this and another reason.” (IMDb)

Oorlogsgeheimen (Secrets of War): a Dutch movie based on the Dutch book Oorlogsgeheimen by Jacques Vriens.
Not so fun fact: Unfortunately I didn’t find the book translated in English.

The Fault in Our Stars: Based on the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. (Also available as ebook)
Fun fact: The title is a variation on a quote from Act I, Scene II of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves…” (IMDb)

The Homesman: Based on The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout.
Fun fact: Glendon Swarthout’s novel was published in 1988. Paul Newman owned the rights for a time, and he wanted to direct the film himself. He had at least two scripts written before giving up. (IMDb)